Tucson Gila Monsters

The Tucson Gila Monsters were a short-lived American professional minor league ice hockey team based in Tucson, Arizona. The team played throughout the 1997–98 season, but folded after 21 games during the 1998–99 season.[2]

Tucson Gila Monsters
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CityTucson, Arizona
Founded1997
Operated1997–1999
Home arenaTucson Convention Center
ColorsBlack, dark green, green, orange, yellow, red and gold[1]
Championships
Regular season titles0
Division Championships0
Taylor Cups0

The Gila Monsters, named after the gila monster native to the southwestern United States, were a member team of the West Coast Hockey League.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Final records.[3]

Season League GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Coach Playoffs
1997–98 WCHL 64 16 43 5 37 213 334 1788 5th, South Marty Raymond Missed playoffs
1998–99 WCHL 21 7 11 3 17 83 90 650 N/A Marty Raymond Folded mid-season

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